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SASKIA REEVES - Summer Pit
Saskia thoroughly enjoyed being part of Midsomer for a second time.
"Everyone, cast and crew, are really friendly. It was a real pleasure to be involved."
nice to see a detective/murder series that isn't taking itself too seriously.
There is a lightness of touch with MIDSOMER MURDERS . The actors play their parts properly, it's good fun to play all the ins and outs of the plot and the audience have a real relationship with it. A big part for me is not giving away too much so the viewers guess the outcome, that's always quite a nice remit."
It was specifically nice to work alongside her old friend, Neil Dudgeon.
"I did an episode five years ago with John Nettles and so with this one, Neil was at the helm which was great. We have been friends for a very long time and I've seen him do a lot of theatre when he was younger but it was lovely to return to Midsomer and film with him."
"The guest stars are always very good and it's good fun when you're working with people who know what they're doing. That's always one of the pulls for doing the programme; the calibre of actors you're going to be working with."
Saskia reveals a little about her episode and the role she plays, Summer Pitt.
"Well the episode is about art and artists and murder&ldots; obviously! And frustrated dreams and crashed ambitions and what it can do to somebody not to get recognition in their chosen field."
"I'm married to a man who works for this beautiful estate which houses a sculpture park. I look after the house, my family and I have a daughter but then the owner of the estate dies and nobody knows why and suddenly we're accused. So, my life goes horrible wrong."
Saskia tells us how much she enjoyed the beautiful locations for filming the episode.
"We filmed in a beautiful old village hall. It was a really old barn somewhere in Oxford and the weather was beautiful. Not only was I working with nice people but we were in such gorgeous surroundings. I really enjoy that part of filming, when you're lucky enough to get out of the city, whether it's abroad or parts of the beautiful English countryside."
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